Before you begin your mosaic, it is essential to consider what adhesive you will use on your project. Use the wrong adhesive, and you risk your mosaic not lasting as long as it should.
The choice of adhesive is affected by several factors; the base you are using, the environment where the mosaic will sit, the materials/tiles you are using and whether the mosaic will be submerged in water.
To understand the best adhesive for your project, you need to understand the choices available and which works best with different surfaces and environments. Adhesives are rated for different uses; indoors, outdoors, vertical, horizontal and submersible. To achieve the result, you are after you need to select the right one for your application.